Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio is Harvey Wasserman, an American journalist, author, democracy activist, and advocate for renewable energy. Wasserman is currently the co-convenor of the Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition. He has been a strategist and organizer in the anti-nuclear movement in the United States for decades. He is the author, co-author, or introducer to some 20 books, including Harvey Wasserman’s History of the United States, with an introduction by Howard Zinn. Harvey has written for numerous publications and websites, ranging from The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times to the Nation and Mother Jones and has been a guest on many national radio and television outlets.
On the show we talk about such topics as voter suppression, the anti-nuclear and environmental movement and Wasserman and Rag Radio host Dreyer’s mutual experience at Liberation News Service in the late Sixties. LNS was a news service that distributed national and international news to underground papers and alternative media. Harvey and Thorne are both featured in Under the Ground: The Story of Liberation News Service, an 80-minute documentary made by award-winning filmmaker Dorothy Dickie for Rhode Island PBS. Under the Ground can be seen on demand here.
Zoom image: Clockwise from top left: Harvey Wasserman, Tracey Schulz, and Thorne Dreyer.
Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run, solar powered community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is streamed live on the Internet at KOOP.org and Radio Free America. The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement.
The show’s engineer and co-producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker; Suzy Shelor is Rag Radio associate; Alice Embree is a frequent guest host; and Glenn Smith and Roy Casagranda are our political analysts.
The syndicated show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. Central) on KOOP, and is later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1, by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA, and at WALHRadio.com in Wilmington, OH. Learn more about Rag Radio here.